Issues has responded to the community’s need for in-depth representation of local concerns for almost 30 years, bringing together local leaders and journalists to discuss the important topics facing South Florida. The weekly half-hour public affairs and news program provides the type of extensive and probing analysis that addresses the community’s continuous concerns.
Friday, July 8 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 10 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Miami Prosperity Report Just last week, Wall Street 24/7 released a study labeling Miami the “worst city in America” - mainly due to the large economic disparity. Now, a different study - conducted by Florida International University's Metropolitan Center- shows Miami is actually on the rise. While there are challenges, the study's results show there is great opportunity as well – but our guest, and author of the study, urges an aggressive approach.
Guest: Kevin T. Greiner, J.D., MUP, FIU’s Metropolitan Center
(W)Dade County It’s a dark day for Miami Heat fans - as they bid farewell to future Hall-of-Famer, Dwyane Wade. After 13 seasons with The Miami Heat - the man that changed the name of an entire county - has taken an offer to play for the Chicago Bulls. Fans hoped D-Wade would finish his career with the team, but instead, he's headed back to his hometown. What will his loss mean for the future of The Heat?
Guest: Will Manso, Local 10/Fox Sports Sun
HistoryMiami – Beyond the Game From the iconic Fifth Street Gym where Muhammad Ali “floated like a butterfly” during segregation, to the game of Jai-Alai brought from Cuba- Miami has made its mark in the world of sports and beyond. HistoryMiami’s latest exhibit highlights this and more, including new documentaries and plenty of sports memorabilia, to showcase the way sports impacted the evolution of South Florida.
Guests: Gaspar Gonzalez, Guest Curator, HistoryMiami Museum Michele Reese, HistoryMiami Museum
Friday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, July 3 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Zika Virus - Update & Prevention This week, a mother from Haiti gave birth to a baby with Zika-related microcephaly – which is characterized by a noticeably underdeveloped head - right here in Florida. Up until now, most travel-related cases of the Zika virus have originated from countries in South America - but the island nation of Haiti is less than 700 miles from Miami. Is enough being done to prevent this mosquito-borne virus, or is it just a matter of time before we see cases originating in South Florida?
Guests: Nina Berrocal, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute Chalmers Vasquez, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Operations Camila Ventura, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami is “The Worst” It was just four years ago that Forbes called Miami “America’s Most Miserable City", and now we’re apparently living in the worst city in the United States - that's what financial news and opinion website, 24/7 Wall Street, says. Their survey, based on social and economic factors, attributes Miami’s ranking to the large economic gap. The South Florida Business Journal’s senior reporter, Brian Bandell, joins us to break down these findings – is Miami really the worst?
Guest: Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
The Eat Beat From sports to politics, the Sun Sentinel's Michael Mayo has been informing and entertaining readers for 27 years, but as he says in his latest post: “not everybody votes, but everyone has to eat.” Now he plans to go beyond the typical food review in his latest gig as dining critic with the publication’s blog – SouthFlorida.com.
Friday, June 17 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, June 19 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Orlando Shooting - Aftermath A week after the mass shooting at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, the cause and effect is still being debated. Our guests analyze this debate and discuss the potential repercussions of this tragedy on the LGBT community, the religion of Islam, and U.S. gun laws.
Guests: Baylor Johnson, ACLU of Florida Eric Lob, Ph.D., Florida International University Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Friday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM Sunday, April 24 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Tim Canova for Congress For the first time in her lengthy political career, Debbie Wassermann Schultz has a challenger, and a formidable one at that. Law professor Tim Canova, who calls the 6-term congresswoman the "quintessential corporate machine politician", has raised more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions in just the first three months of 2016- from over 15,000 individual donations. This is a huge sum, particularly for a relative political newcomer. But this isn't just any political race - the outcome has nationally reaching implications, with the Huffington Post calling it "a test of whether progressive ideas or corporate money are more central to the Democratic Party’s future”.
Guest: Tim Canova, (D), Candidate, U.S. Rep. District 23
Child Abuse Prevention Month In 2013, over 1,500 children died from abuse and neglect in the U.S. Like years past, Amigos For Kids takes this time – the month of April - to honor the lives of children lost to child abuse and educate the community to help foster healthy and safe environments for our children, through their Blue Ribbon Week campaign. The organizations president, Rosa Maria Plasencia, discusses the importance of their focus of preventing child abuse over the last twenty five years.